Monday, September 26, 2016

Gardenia Launches New Products

Gardenia Bakeries continue to delight Filipinos with its delectable breads that evoke a distinct taste, softness, aroma, freshness and nutritive value. And now, Gardenia carries on that tradition by introducing more new and delicious breads that people will truly love.

The new Gardenia California Raisin Buns and the latest colourful bunch of your favourite Gardenia Twiggies will surely make your day truly special, whether at home, in school or at work.

Fantastic in its softness and gratifying in taste, Gardenia California Raisins Buns are wonderfully-soft, great-tasting buns studded with succulent California raisins that will surely delight your senses in every bite.

The new Gardenia California Raisin Buns are certified nutritious too. Each raisin bun is packed high with important vitamins like Vitamin (Thiamine) to help prevent fatigue and boost metabolism, plus high levels of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) and a good source of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) for improved energy metabolism, and even Calcium to help support the development of strong bones and teeth as they grow up.

Wait, there’s more! Make snacking a colorful and enjoyable experience with the new flavors of Gardenia Twiggies! With the launch of the new exciting variants of Twiggies, Gardenia also communicates the importance of teaching the kids to channel and develop their emotions and characteristics that can help them live life to the fullest with a ‘Color your Day’ campaign. Each colourful and delectable Twiggies represents a feeling or experience.

The Twiggies Yellow cake is a perfect match for you while enjoying and sharing unforgettable moments with kids, as the vibrant color yellow signifies happiness! The new Gardenia Twiggies Yellow Cake is a soft and moist butter flavoured cake for a dose of joy and fun! Plus, it is a source of Iron and packed with Vitamin B1 which helps boost your energy.

Let kids explore places they’ve never been before, and don’t forget to bring the new Gardenia Choco-Brown cake – loaded with chocolatey goodness and packed with Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 that can make you more active for a fun day ahead! It also contains Iron and Vitamin A. The brown color of the Twiggies Choco-Brown cake transcends a strong impression and is associated with being brave.

And to add more color to kids’ daily activities, Gardenia Twiggies Pink Cake is here! It is jam-packed with Tutti Fruity flavor and also a good source of vitamins like Iron and Vitamin B3. Indeed, a perfect token of colorful love as the color pink also means being sweet, nice and playful.

Indulge in the new flavors of Twiggies and grab the newest Gardenia California Raisin Bun at your nearest supermarket, grocery, or convenience store.

For more information about Gardenia California Raisin Bun and Gardenia Twiggies, visit

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Getting the most out of your cooking gas

Every homemaker knows that prices of daily essentials are always on the rise. Electricity, water, cable and internet bills, mortgage, rice and produce, transportation, and fuel costs, among so many other expenses, are items that continue to bloat our budget. As a recurring expense, cooking gas orLiquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), one of the most common fuels used for cooking, is one item you can closely monitor and conserve so you can chalk up savings that you can use for other household expenses. 

Solane, the country’s leading provider of safe and reliable cooking gas, gives tips on maximizing your LPG:

Use the right pot for your burner. To make the most of your LPG, use a pot or cookware that is suitable for your gas stove burner and vice versa.  If you’re cooking using a big pot, use the big burner and if it’s just soup for one in a tiny pot, then better use the smallest burner. This way, the amount of gas dispensed will be equal to the size of the burner. Using small cookware on a big burner will just be a waste of cooking gas.

Thaw frozen food before cooking.  For faster cooking, thaw frozen food before cooking. It lets you maximize your LPG as you save on the heat energy required to bring it down to room temperature. 

Invest in a pressure cooker. Cooking using a pressure cooker saves a lot of LPG. Compared to ordinary pans that cook food at around 100 Centigrade degrees only, pressure cookers cook at around 125 Centigrade degrees which means it helps get the food cooked quickly, thus reducing cooking time.

Check your gas flames.  Is your gas flame blue or yellow? Does it burn steadily or not? Blue gas and steady flames indicate that your burner is clean. If the flame is yellow or orange in color, your burner is chocked with soot, grease or food residue, causing it to not burn properly, and therefore waste fuel. To avoid this, clean the gas stove regularly.

Cover the pan while cooking. Placing the lid on your pan while cooking blocks the steam from escaping and makes your food cook faster. It also reduces cooking time since the heat energy is used more efficiently.

Check your LPG tank and gas stove. To ensure safety and to maximize your LPG, check the following regularly: regulator, pipes/hoses and burner for leaks. To avoid wastage, make sure that the regulator is switched off after cooking.

In addition to safety and saving money, it is important to get the most out of your LPG as every kilo counts and every peso that we save is an integral component in every household.

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